Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

UNDATED (AP) — Khalil Mack delighted the Oakland Raiders for four seasons by racking up sacks, forced fumbles and other big plays as one of the NFL’s top defenders. Now he gets the chance to torment them 13 months after the Raiders traded their most productive draft pick of this century to Chicago following a lengthy contract holdout.

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech winger Dominik Kubalik has waited six years for a chance to play in the NHL. He never expected his debut would take place at home. The 24-year-old Kubalik is set to play his first game for the Chicago Blackhawks against the Philadelphia Flyers in Prague on Friday in the teams’ season-opener. It is part of the NHL’s 2019 Global Series. Kubalik says “it’s something very special.”

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks and forward Alex DeBrincat have agreed to a three-year, $19.2 million contract extension through the 2022-23 season. The 21-year-old DeBrincat tied for sixth in the NHL and was second on the team to Patrick Kane last season with 41 goals and he added 35 assists.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have ruled out injured receiver Taylor Gabriel and guard Ted Larsen for the game against the Oakland Raiders in London on Sunday. The team says neither player made the trip. Gabriel sat out last week’s win over Minnesota after suffering a concussion at Washington in the previous game. He had six catches for 75 yards and three touchdowns against the Redskins before exiting in the second half. Larsen left the game against the Vikings.